- Abdalhalim Abuawad
Faculty: Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center
Accurate Specialization: Medical biotechnology
Palestinian supervisor: Dr. Yaqoub Ashhab
Palestinian Supervisor affiliation: Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center, Palestine Polytechnic University.
Degree aims: PhD
FZJ Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Krause
Center in Juelich: Institute of Biological Information Processing, Bioelectronics (IBI-3).
Affiliated University in Germany: RWTH Aachen University
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
The mission research period: 02/2019 – 02/2022
Title of Research: Development of magnetic based biological sensors for the detection of Brucella Spp.
Research Purpose: To develop a simple, fast, and inexpensive test that can be used in the field for the detection of Brucella spp.
- The novel (Hebron magnetic reader) with digital demodulation has been finished and put into operation.
- The design of DNA target and probe strands for detection of Brucella has been finished.
- Studies on different surface chemistries for binding the DNA probes to the columns has been performed and a suitable technique has been selected.
- The principle of detection was established.
Main Impact: The test will play a role in preventing the spread of Brucella spp through the livestock animals and thus decrease the impact on human health and avoid economic consequences.